About Paul

Paul concentrates his practice in all aspects of patent procurement and patent enforcement matters. Paul has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in the mechanical and electrical arts, including the technology areas of gas turbine engines, 3D printing, power tools, dunnage converter machines, network technology, image processing machines, computer hardware and software devices, aircraft wheel and brake assemblies, and telecommunications technologies.

Paul has extensive experience in drafting opinions of non-infringement and  invalidity, advising clients on ways to avoid different types of infringement, particularly from an international perspective, and counseling clients on enforcement matters.

Paul can speak conversational Japanese.


Work Experience

Krieg DeVault, Indianapolis, IN (2012-2016) – Partner, Intellectual Property Practice Group

Nagoya International Patent Firm, Nagoya, JP (2011-2012) - Of Counsel

Ogasawara Patent Firm, Osaka, JP (2010-2011) – Of Counsel

Itoh International Patent Office, Tokyo, JP (2003-2010) – Of Counsel

Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, Cleveland, OH (1998-2003) – Associate

Watts, Hoffmann, Fischer & Heinke, Cleveland, OH (1995-1998) - Associate and law clerk

NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH (1990-1995) – Mechanical engineer

Eaton Corporation, Airflex Division, Cleveland, OH (1986-1989) – Engineering Co-op Student


Professional Memberships

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society